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Reclaiming Childhood from Corporate Marketers

CCFC educates the public about commercialism's impact on kids' wellbeing and advocates for the end of child-targeted marketing. Learn more...

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Why Kids Need Commercial-Free

Why is advertising harmful to children? How do marketers target kids? Why is screen-free time essential to healthy development? How can we de-commercialize holiday celebrations and school book fairs? Find resources...

Take a Stand for Children

Our voices make a difference. Visit our Action Center to learn about CCFC’s current campaigns to stop the corporate takeover of childhood and how you can get involved. Take action!

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Recent News

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Zuckerberg asked about CCFC’s Messenger Kids campaign at Senate hearing

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Fall Webinars

The Children’s Screen Time Action Network presents two exciting webinars in our upcoming fall series. Join us for an exclusive free screening of Celling Your Soul with filmmaker Joni Siani (10/15), and an exploration of the developmental impacts of screens upon young children with Dr. Nancy Carlsson-Paige (11/5). Learn more and register here!

Taking Action

Members of CCFC's Children Screen Time Action Network have sent a letter to the American Psychological Assocation regarding the role of psychologists in developing design techniques that keep kids on ad-supported screens. The letter, which has been signed by 60+ psychologists, calls on the APA to: 

 - Issue a formal public statement condemning psychologists’ role in designing persuasive technologies that increase children's time spent on digital devices, as kids’ screen overuse poses risks to their emotional wellbeing and academic success

 - Call on psychologists and the tech industry to disclose their use of psychological persuasion techniques, especially those in digital products used by children

 - Take strong actions to educate parents, schools, and child advocates about the use of psychological persuasion in social media and video games; and inform the public of the harms of children’s overuse of screens

Read more in our press release, and see the letter and full list of signatories here